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#Veteran Events & Announcements 3/30 to 4/19

Listed below are the events I have for the next 21 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 5 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.htmlIf your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events
http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/militaryANNOUNCEMENTS!&…

Safeguarding the Integrity of GI Bill Benefits

From: VA Office of Economic Opportunity<Veteransbenefits@public.govdelivery.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:57 AM


Colleagues and Fellow Veterans, Over the past few years you may have heard us using phrases like, "safeguarding the integrity of GI Bill benefits" and "protecting our beneficiaries from bad actors," – but what does this really mean? Unfortunately, not every school/institution out there has Veterans' best interests in mind, so we have been working diligently to ensure that our GI Bill beneficiaries don't fall victim to schools that employ fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive practices. Just recently, we had a major "win" that we hope will set a precedent for the future:As a result of a student complaint in our GI Bill Feedback System, the owners of the College of Beauty and Barber Culture in Chesapeake, Va., were sentenced to jail time and required to pay $4.5 million in restitution. The school, which enrolled hundreds of Veteran…

DoD Announces New Outreach Efforts to Veterans Regarding Discharges and Military Records

IMMEDIATE RELEASE from www.defense.gov
DoD Announces New Outreach Efforts to Veterans Regarding Discharges and Military Records Press Operations Release No: NR-459-16
Dec. 30, 2016

The Department of Defense today announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are aware of the opportunity to have their discharges and military records reviewed. Through enhanced public outreach, engagement with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), Military Service Organizations (MSOs), and other outside groups, as well as direct outreach to individual veterans, the department encourages all veterans who believe they have experienced an error or injustice to request relief from their service’s Board for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) or Discharge Review Board (DRB).

Additionally, all veterans, VSOs, MSOs, and other interested organizations are invited to offer feedback on their experiences with the BCM/NR or DRB processes, including how the policies and processes can be improved.

In the past …

#Veteran Events & Announcements 3/16 to 4/2

Listed below are the events I have for the next 30 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 3 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.htmlIf your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events
http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/militaryANNOUNCEMENTS!&…

Action Alert: Contact your representative today

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Three veterans bills up for House vote this weekTake Action!Contact your representative todayOn March 8, the House Veterans Affairs Committee sent three bills to the full House which The American Legion supports. They will be voted on later this week. Please take a moment to send the prepared e-mail to your legislators to seek their support for these bills.H.R. 1181,the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, introduced by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D., would prohibit the Department of Veterans Affairs from considering any beneficiary who is assisted by a fiduciary as "mentally defective" without a magistrate or judicial authority ruling that the beneficiary is a danger to themselves or others.The American Legion has always been a stalwart defender of 2nd Amendment rights and believes it is wrong for veterans and beneficiaries who need help managing their financial affairs to lose their 2nd rights without due process. Veterans deserve the best mental healthcare available, but the t…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 3/1 to 3/18

Listed below are the events I have for the next 30 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 8 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.htmlIf your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events
http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/militaryANNOUNCEMENTS!&…